Radar Courses

RYA Radar and Advanced Radar

If a vessel is equipped with Radar, the MCA strongly recommend any member of the crew who is liable to use the radar to undertake appropriate training in it’s use.

The 1 day RYA Radar course covers the basics of radar operation. This classroom-based course uses our radar simulators and covers:

  • Switching on and setting up
  • Understanding the picture
  • Refining the picture
  • Radar reflectors
  • Radar and collision avoidance
  • Fixing and monitoring position by radar
  • Pilotage by radar

As the price of equipment falls, the use of radar is becoming increasingly common. However, as with most electronic equipment, best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly.The RYA Radar course starts from basics by looking at the way a radar set works and then goes on to demonstrate how the different adjustments and features available affect the working of the set. Other subjects covered include target definition, radar reflectors, types of radar displays, radar plotting and the use of radar for navigation and collision avoidance. At the end of the course students are awarded an RYA Radar course certificate.

We can also combine the 1 day RYA Radar course with a second day afloat on our Advanced Radar course on our motorboat taking your Radar usage and understanding to the next level. On the water, we put the above skills into practice and learn how to deal with practical radar issues afloat. This second day really consolidates your theory knowledge and puts it into practice so you can use your radar confidently.

The 1 day RYA Radar course is £110. The cost of the combined course is £250. Prices are inclusive of VAT, refreshments, lunch and training materials.

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